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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 2007-09-29

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Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 2007-09-29

Publication date 2007-09-29 (check for other copies)
Collection PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist Phil Lesh and Friends
Set 1 / Disc 1:
01. Intro / Tuning
02. Bertha
03. Big River
04. Midnight Rider *
05. Candyman
06. Cold Black Devil *
07. Deal

Set 2 / Disc 2 (Acoustic):
01. Friend of the Devil
02. Sweet Somewhere Bound *
03. Deep Elem Blues
04. Brokedown Palace
05. Tell Me Mama
06. Ripple

Set 3 / Disc 2 cont.:
07. Intro / Tuning
08. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
09. Cryptical Envelopment >
10. The Other One>

Disc 3
01. Dark Star (v1)>
02. Mountains of the Moon >
03. Dark Star (v2)>
04. China Cat Sunflower >
05. I Know You Rider

06. Donor Rap / Intros
07. Not Fade Away


* = First time played

Phil Lesh
Jackie Green
Larry Campbell
John Molo
Steve Molitz


Reviewer: Syrahsyrah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2015
Subject: Thanks for sharing
Servering up the a pretty nice recording. I'm hearing jams now I never heard ate great that night. Good wook and great times.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2014
Subject: --
Yep, as beautiful as that space-age black bass Phil utilized...Midnight Rider is a treat from the first set, a nod to fellow Hep C survivor Gregg, and you can tell just how into the acoustic stuff this crowd is...

Hard Rain and the subsequent jam lead off a pretty amazing 2nd set - the lead from Dark Star into an acoustic-driven Mountains and back again is really what it's all about for me - Phil understands the lifeblood pulse of what makes this music so great better than anyone else out there.
Reviewer: grifftrain2000 - - January 12, 2011
Subject: MESSAGE to pablo cruise
Click on the individual FLAC files and they will download, then use a program such as winamp or real player to burn to disc.
Reviewer: pablo cruise - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2010
Subject: gd at rr
great- how do i upload this onto a cd ?
Reviewer: simon wagstaff - - March 15, 2009
Subject: clearly a popular recording
I would love to see the 24 bit upped!

Reviewer: aboykin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2008
Subject: Absolutely incredible
This may be the best post-GD show I have ever heard. I'm an American Deadhead stuck in England with no like-minded individuals to share this amazing show with so I thought I would throw out a rare review. The Archive, GDRadio, etc. make life more bearable for this stray head. I can't wait to be back in America where the GD have been inseparably infused with American culture. I strongly believe that Jerome would be thoroughly pleased with the shape his music is in today; still being played night by night and never the same way twice. God bless 'em. Acoustic set is the best since '80. First set is best I've heard since '89. This is just amazing material. Thank you so much, Phil.
Reviewer: Schony - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2007
Subject: Best show of the summer!
I had a chance to see this show and it was AWSOME!! The Acoustic set is insane! The sound quality of this recording is also great! Man what a show better get this one!!!!!
Reviewer: Lake Fred - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2007
Subject: Midnight Rider & Hard Rain
Thanks for taping this show. It is very enjoyable with great sound. Midnight Rider alone makes this session worthwhile. Hard Rain really packs a wallop. Great setlist. Friend of the Devil had a lot of crowd participation heard on the tape, but, hey, that's how it was that day. Sounds great on the car radio in the mp3 format.
Reviewer: St. Vitus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2007
Subject: Great Show
Deep Elem is ultrasick Phil and Friends greatness, Mountains of the Moon and Midnight Rider are also ridiculously good, the rest of the show is pretty great, no complaints, awesome set list. Go Phil!
Reviewer: Garcia/Kimock Fanatic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2007
Subject: Would have been great...
to have been there! What a cool show this is with the acoustic 2nd set. The dual guitar attack is ferocious! Campbell is the man! The Jackie contibution is great as well.

Phil never disappoints! Great sounding AUD and great inspired playing all around. Molitz is amazing! Peace.
Reviewer: austin nyc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2007
Subject: Thank You
Long Live Phil!! and Jackie is Outstanding.
Reviewer: straightdope - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2007
Subject: Thank Phil and thank Bob
I have only listened to two songs, but...
Fierce and berserk energy captured loud and clear.
Reviewer: nogopostal - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2007
Subject: Political Music to Dance to...
It was evident to us last night...and especially tonight..Phil understands the urgency of these times. The addition of the "kids" and the energy they bring kick this.
Listen to "Hard Rain" then go out and force your govt to as they start out the show "Test me, test me, why don't you arrest me."

But remember our resistance founded in Love will starve these dark beast..
Reviewer: bobby7777 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2007
Subject: About Jackie
I'm from the Sacramento area and have been a Greenehead since the 1st song I saw Jackie play many years ago, when he was really just a kid and painfully shy, believe it or not. I have loved the Dead before most of you were born (the old cantankerous geezer is coming out in me). I'm glad to see that many of you have jumped on board w/ Jackie. The rest of you I don't get. I'm absolutely amazed that he is able to play and contribute at this level and learn the catalog of songs SO QUICKLY. For those who don't play instruments,this stuff is very difficult to play and jam to, not just on one instrument, but try guitar, harmonica, and keyboards that he plays and then remember the lyrics. Sheesh! Most of all he's a really nice guy who is very respectfull of the music and knows how fortunate he is to play with Phil and Company. I bet Jerry would approve wholeheartedly. You should as well. Check out his albums and you'll understand the level of talent he has. I think this incarnation is the best fit for both Phil and Jackie and apparently they are having alot of fun. We, the audience get all the benefits, right? Thanks for indulging me.
Reviewer: redsmoke - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2007
Subject: GR8 Show
Thanks for posting!!!!
Reviewer: jt71 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2007
Subject: Phil at Red Rocks
Wow! Almost a week later and I'm still reeling! I hadn't seen Phil since Warren and Jimmy (The Quintet), and this was no disappointment. Not only was this no disappointment, but it was one of the better musical experiences of my life. Beautiful, intense music. Jackie Green is a surprisingly great addition--he gives himself to the audience. Larry Campbell is a wizard. I especially liked Molitz's contribution in the last set--he lent a Particlesque, psychedelic edge to many of the jams. Speaking of jams, check out the third set--one after the other! The second set was so beautiful and emotional...Brokedown Palace pulled tears from my eyes.
Thank you, Phil, for putting this line-up together and making the music that you're making. It means more to me than words can tell. Everyone I talked to on the way out was blown away, smiles on their faces and love in their hearts. Till the next time....
Reviewer: rocket1air - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2007
Subject: thanks
I am really enjoying listening to this show. As a longtime Allman Brothers Band fan, I was pleasantly surprised to hear the band break into 'Midnight Rider.'

Thanks so much for taping and for getting it up on LMA.
Reviewer: buscameby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2007
Subject: So glad we made it........
A great weekend was had by all ! This was the semi 30th anniversery for me 10/9/77 was my first night with the Boys and the music. These shows was so full of all types of wonderful old and new selections.

I even thought the Jackie songs fit in well and I hope he sticks around with this combo, it could produce some real treasures in the future if he does.

This recording is nice but doesn't give the full majic of the evening, Phil's bass was majestic and these don't do it justice butI'm grateful all the same to have them.

The large moon overhead and the "Mountains" in my head will form a memory I will not soon forget.

THANK YOU PHIL !!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: brucifer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 3, 2007
Subject: Thank you Phil!
Wish I could of been there, amazing show. Got excited when I saw the setlist and the sound is amazing. Full of energy and calming in all the right places. That suden build up in big river really got me. This too is my first time hearing JG and I'm impressed to say the least, brings in such a youthful energy almost like the trey days. Can't wait for chicago.
Reviewer: Leshtricity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2007
Subject: Very nice
Sound quality is superb for an AUD. Performance is top-notch. My only gripe, and a continuing one with this tour, is the overwhelming number of Jackie songs. I mean, yeah, most of them are pretty good, but I'm not going to a Phil Lesh show to hear Jackie Greene's songs. No offense to the man, but c'mon. Every JG song they play is one less GD tune they'll perform.

Speaking of the songs performed, why are there some glaring omissions from recent PL shows? Blow Away, Foolish Heart, Baby Blue, El Paso...and especially JACK STRAW?! I don't think I've ever heard a Phil and Friends Jack Straw...c'mon, Phil.
Reviewer: jazzbeaux - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2007
Subject: My Oh My!
Few complaints at all except I'm 57 and get winded walking up the dang hill! Defense of Jackie: I thought what I assume is his song, "Sweet Somewhere Bound" was magnificent! It reminded me, not the lyrics, but the tone, the sweetness of the music and the pace, of a perfect (1977 Winterland or Boston?) "Peggy O." Like sometimes even sad Dead songs can make you happy and teary at the same time? Anyway, flew out from DC for the COLO shows, and hope rumors are true that there is an acoustic set waiting Sunday in Chicago. Until "Hard RAINNNNNNNN" I was sorry they had plugged back in! Caint understand why they don't do more acoustic. Anyway, thank you, THANK YOU, Phil and all his Friends for an, all in all, magical eve!
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2007
Subject: Rare red rocks show
Phil hasn't been to the Rocks in three years and this was my first time seeing him here. High expectations were admisdt for this show since 1) Phil loves CO and Red Rocks and 2) acoustic set announcement. Were my incredibly high expectations fulfilled? For the most part.

Without going into too much detail about Jackie Green, I can say he was the least dead experienced played, but still shinned through as a solid newcommer. The shinning star this night was Steve Molitz on keys, who I will get to in my specific reviews of each set.

Set 1: Short and satisfactory. Bertha opener is always exciting and was executed well with Jackie on lead vocals. Big River seemed unguided and uninspired. Not even thinking back to the heydays of Grateful Dead, just in comparison with other Phil Big Rivers i have heard. First time ever Midnight Rider cover would have made Duane proud. Set closer Deal is expected and satisfactory. Overall set 1 was short and to say that you will be performing three FULL sets and starting off with a six song set is a little whimpy.

Set 2: Acoustic. The dead selections for the acoustic set were primo. Brokedown, Ripple, Deep Elem, Friend of the Devil (we'll forgive the repeat from the following nite since tonite it was acoustic). I was not a fan of the two other songs that I did not recognize. They could have busted out Monkey and Engineer, China Doll, The Race is On, SO MANY OPTIONS. I guess when Phil says he's going to play an acoustic set, I expect all dead songs or dead common covers. Again, I have high expectations.
Molitz shines through on grand piano with incredible technical accuracy which tops ANYTHING ive ever seen him do, including with Partical.
PS- Phil on standup bass, PRIMO!!

Set 3: Baller Hard Rain opener with Jackie Green on vocals with as much passion as he would have all nite. Great opener and sure to be a P&F stapple from now on. Set 2 was trippy as f##k with a full That's it for the other one into Darkstar>Mountains>Dark Star. Saw the DS>MOM>DS trio in Hunter, NY this summer, so I was hopping for something different, but it was still great for a newcommer or someone who didnt see it recently. China>Rider closer is energetic and expected after teased so much the nite before at the fillmore during viola lee. High energy and good times.

Not Fade Away encore is kind of common and I would have apreciated something else, but again, im hard to please.

Good show, great energy, Molitz kicks ass, Thanks so much again Phil.
Reviewer: dead4ever - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2007
Subject: phil
what a wonderful night. the acoustic set was just the perfect order for the evening. i will have to say that JG looked a little confused sometimes and I think the music, right now, is a little mature for him. He does have a great voice and stage presence and will mature. But overall an excellent show.
Reviewer: RamblingRose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2007
Subject: Thank you for this show!!!!
This show represents the kind of magic you hope to find at Red Rocks. Thank you for uploading and thank you Phil for keeping the magic alive! The whole show was beautiful, the acoustic set was such a treat, and the 3rd set was AMAZING. The music never stopped during that last set and Phil CAN sing!!! If you give this show less than 5 stars, well then, you couldn't have been there. Close your eyes and envision hearing those sounds in that space under a mostly clear sky except during the summoning of the cool Colorado rain!

Set 3 went like this: Hard Rain Gonna Fall (beautifully sung by Jackie!) > space jam (with vocal color magic) > Cryptical (grate Phil/Larry jam) > The Other One > spacey magic (Larry pedal steel) > Dark Star jam!! > Dark Star (BEAUTIFULLY sung by Phil!) > Dark Star fast jam > slow space jam > slow jazz space jam > Mountains of the Moon Magic!!!!!!! (provided by Phil on vocals) > mountains (have you ever drifted with the sea current or at least into the people surrounding you?) jam > mind blowing sound circling round the rocks jam > fast paced jam with cool snare drum > Dark Star!! (Phil!!!) > China Cat Sunflower (sung by Jackie... how'd he learn all this stuff so quick??) > Jerryesque segue by Jackie into Know You Rider, with soft gentle drizzles provided by Jerry smiling down from "on high" during "cool Colorado rain." oh yes he was there and he was a smilin'. (He blew over a mike just for the hell of it earlier in the show too - in between songs of course!) How's that for magic? Catch this tour if you can!

Peace Love Light, RR XOXOX
Reviewer: EdgeHead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2007
Well, I’m here at work, Monday morning. Long weekend. All I can think about is finding Phil's show from Red Rocks last Saturday. And here it is. THANK YOU BOB FAGER. We had a spectacular time at this show. Our sights were set a little low not knowing Jackie Greene (and not really getting into the Ryan Adams shows) but we have always put faith in Phil to find good Friends. Very soon we understood why JG was there 'cause he was singing and playing really well. It's a little weird to go to a show when you know the songs and the players so well and then have someone you've never heard of before sing the first song and play the first solo. No matter. JG seemed smart and gracious and they all had a great time with these tunes. The acoustic set was all the buzz before the show and MAN did it come through. Seeing Phil on stand up was really something (not that he was his usual melodic self) and the sound blended perfectly. Brokedown had the entire crowd in tears and might have been the highlight of the show. However the whole second set was essentially perfect. I just love Phil's Dark Star>Mountains>DS. The band didn’t go for the outer cosmos much preferring to stay groovy, and man they were groovy. NFA as an encore has been done a lot but this version was super solid and a perfect ending to a show for the ages. THANKS PHIL. e
on 10/1/2007
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